Connect with us

News

More than 90% of fed workers got shots by deadline

Published

on

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 90% of federal workers received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday’s deadline set by President Joe Biden.

Biden announced in September that more than 3.5 million federal workers were required to undergo vaccination, with no option to get regularly tested instead, unless they secured an approved medical or religious exemption. A U.S. official said the vast majority of federal workers are fully vaccinated, and that a smaller number have pending or approved exceptions to the mandate.

In all, more than 95% of federal workers are in compliance with the Biden mandate, the official said, either by being vaccinated or having requested an exemption. Workers who are not in compliance are set to begin a “counseling” process that could ultimately result in their termination if they don’t get a shot or secure an approved exception to vaccination.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the statistics because the official wasn’t authorized to speak on the record before their official release later Monday.

The deadline is a major test of Biden’s push to compel people across the country to get vaccinated, as his administration has emphasized that vaccination is the nation’s surest way out from the pandemic. Beyond the federal worker rule, his administration is looking to compel large businesses to institute vaccinate-or-testing requirements that would cover more than 84 million workers, though plans for January enforcement have been on hold pending litigation.

There was considerable concern over whether federal employees would follow the mandate, particularly in law enforcement and intelligence agencies where there was vocal resistance, and among federal workers involved in the travel sector heading into the busy holiday travel season

The White House says they don’t anticipate any federal disruptions from the mandate. At the Federal Aviation Administration, 99% of employees are in compliance with Biden’s order, at the Transportation Security Administration, 93% are in compliance, and 98% of Customs and Border Protection workers are in compliance.

The official said that on Wednesday the Office of Management and Budget would release a breakdown of agency compliance rates.

According to the official, nearly 25% of the Internal Revenue Service’s employees started getting vaccinated after Biden’s announcement, and 98% of its employees are now in compliance with the requirement.

Just about two weeks ago, several intelligence agencies had at least 20% of their workforce unvaccinated as of late October, said U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, a Utah Republican who is a member of the House Intelligence Committee. Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association President Larry Cosme said around the same time that there are about 31,000 members from 65 federal law enforcement agencies in the association and he estimated 60% of them have been vaccinated.

The White House is now aiming to use the federal vaccination mandate as a model for private businesses to implement their own mandates even before litigation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s is resolved.

Since Biden announced the first federal mandates earlier this summer, the number of unvaccinated Americans aged 12 and over has dropped from about 100 million to under 60 million. Health officials emphasize that the overwhelming majority of instances of serious illness and death from COVID-19 now occur among those who haven’t received a vaccine.

AP writer Colleen Long contributed.

News

Tokyo Revengers Chapter 233 Release Date, Spoilers, & Where to Read

Published

on

Tokyo Revengers fans are eagerly waiting for the official release of chapter 233; well, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming chapter’s release schedule.

Things are pretty intense for every character in the Tokyo Revengers manga series. The fight between the three most powerful gangs is still ongoing, and fans wonder which group will be victorious. Mikey, who had been watching the battle for a long time, finally came forward to defeat South in the previous chapter.

Up till now, it was tough for anyone to stand against the leader of Rokurara. However, Mikey straight up started dominating South in the fight. However, it would be interesting to see if Mikey will actually kill South in the end.

  • More: 86 Eighty-Six Season 2 Episode 8 Delay and New Release Date Explained

Tokyo Revengers | OFFICIAL TRAILER

BridTV

2229

Tokyo Revengers | OFFICIAL TRAILER

793316

793316

center

26546

Tokyo Revengers Chapter 232 Recap

In the previous chapter, we see Mikey starting his fight with South while everyone else watches the battle from afar. Mikey and South exchange a few punches, but at first, it was hard to see who was dominant in the fight. But suddenly, Takemichi interrupts the ongoing battle to prevent Mikey from killing South. Shockingly, that’s when we see South face’s all beaten up, and Rokuhara’s leader realizes that he can’t even move his body.

After that, we see Mikey asking Takemichi to move away and eventually breaking his arm. Finally, the chapter ends with Takemichi screaming in pain and Mikey moving ahead to kill South.

When Does Tokyo Revengers Chapter 233 Come Out?

Tokyo Revengers chapter 233 is scheduled to release worldwide on Tuesday, November 30th, or Wednesday, December 1st, depending on your region.

The upcoming chapter will be available to read in Japan on December 1st, but the release date would be November 30th for most international readers, thanks to the time difference.

Tokyo Revengers Chapter 233 Spoilers

Interestingly, some spoilers for the next Tokyo Revengers chapter are already out. According to the leaks on Twitter, it looks like Mikey is not done with Takemichi yet. In some panels, we can see Takemichi still trying to stop Mikey from becoming what he fears. But unfortunately, Mikey is blinded by his aggression, so he will beat Takemichi mercilessly until our boy is on the ground.

Tokyo Revengers live-action movie trailer

BridTV

2320

Tokyo Revengers live-action movie trailer

795733

795733

center

26546

Where to read Tokyo Revengers?

Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine is the primary source to read new chapters of Tokyo Revengers. However, fans outside of Japan can visit Kodansha’s official website to own all volumes of the manga series digitally.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Continue Reading

News

covid: Karnataka resident doctors calls for indefinite strike from November 29 | Bengaluru News

Published

on

BENGALURU: The Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors (KARD) has called for an indefinite strike from November 29 to protest against the non payment of their Covid allowance and non-reduction of fees.
The strike will mean withdrawal of all the elective services including OPDs and elective OTs (excluding emergency services) in all the medical colleges affiliated with KARD. While the association had announced a similar indefinite strike on November 9, it was called off after the minister for medical education promised to resolve it in 10 days time.
“It is unfortunate to note that the assurance given by minister of medical education has not been fulfilled. The intent to address the issue is clearly not visible as resident doctors were excluded from the package of Covid-Risk allowance announced recently by Government of Karnataka. We are left with no option but to display our dissent in this regard…” read a press release from the association.
The state had announced covid allowance of Rs 10,000 per month from April to all resident doctors. However, no money has been paid yet.
Also the academic fees was hiked from Rs 30,000 to Rs 1,20,000, a near 400% hike. The students were not given any concession during Covid even when school fees where reduced.
The association has also pointed out to the repeated postponement of the NEET-PG counselling. “We would hereby like to urge upon the Union Government and the Supreme Court of India to take note of the grievance of resident doctors of the nation and to take necessary measures for expediting the NEET-PG 2021 counselling as well as admission process and to fast-track the Court proceedings on an urgent basis. In case there is no positive response, we will be forced to escalate our protest. The onus of any such unfortunate situation affecting healthcare services will be on the concerned authorities,” said another release from the association.

Continue Reading

News

Karnataka govt issues advisory for educational institutions amid spike in Covid cases. Details here

Published

on

In view of concerns over recent Covid-19 clusters in Mysuru, Dharwad, and Bengaluru, Karnataka government on Sunday decided to implement a slew of stringent precautionary measures in educational institutions.

Karnataka government in an advisory following recent Covid-19 clusters in Mysuru, Dharwad, and Bengaluru said that all social and cultural events, conferences, seminars, academic events, etc. in educational institutions may be postponed for two months. 

The official statement issued by the Karnataka government informed that, “all students in medical and paramedical and other such educational institutions should be screened daily for symptoms of Covid-19. And the symptomatic should be tested and treated as per the guidelines already issued.” 

It said, “all students in medical and paramedical and other such educational institutions should be screened daily for symptoms of Covid-19. And the symptomatic should be tested and treated as per the guidelines already issued. 

All social and cultural events in educational institutions may be postponed for two months, it said.  

The official statement further informed, “conferences, seminars, academic events, etc. in educational institutions, wherever possible may be postponed. Alternatively, it could be conducted in hybrid mode, i.e. with minimal physical attendance and with more persons attending through virtual mode.”  

This comes a day after Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai chaired a meeting on Saturday in which instructions were given to increase vigil on the state’s borders. The Chief Minister gave directions for “strict monitoring at bordering districts of Kerala and Maharashtra and undertaking tight recce on National Highways”.

“It has been decided to impose a temporary ban on cultural programmes in schools and colleges, make the second dose of vaccination compulsory for those working in government offices, malls, hotels, cinema halls, zoos, swimming pools and libraries,” said Karnataka Revenue Minister, R Ashok briefing the media persons about the decisions taken at the meeting.

According to the statement, students in hostels who have got negative RTPCR test reports would have to get the RTPCR test done again on the 7th day after the first report.

“More intense testing for students in medical and nursing colleges will be compulsory. There will be a temporary ban on cultural programmes in schools and colleges,” it added.

 

Subscribe to Mint Newsletters

* Enter a valid email

* Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

Never miss a story! Stay connected and informed with Mint.
Download
our App Now!!

Continue Reading

Trending